Linked by fran on Tue 1st Feb 2011 23:04 UTC
Internet & Networking There is a falling out between governments & ISPs on the one hand and consumer groups and companies like YouTube and Netflix on the other. Lately more punitive measures affecting these companies and consumers have emerged that include increased throttling, greater per-usage billing and lower internet caps. The internet as whole is struggling to find a self-sustaining business model that supports the rising speed and bandwidth requirements of consumers and online media purveyors. The conflict boils down to who should pay and to what degree they should pay.
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The problem in Canada is that the owners of the 'last mile' for the majority of homes are also in the traditional media business.

Both Bell and Rogers sell digital video (aka: on demand) over their wires yet it does not count towards my bandwidth cap. These new, lower, caps is their response to competitors like Netflix.

Edited 2011-02-02 03:23 UTC

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